Practice and peRformance Analysis Inspiring Social Education

Praise Seminar at Goldsmiths: Researching the creative process in music

Professor Amanda Bayley
1pm October 31st, Room 253, RHB
Researching the creative process in music
This seminar will identify different methodologies for tracking, recording, documenting and analysing the creative process as it relates to composition, rehearsal and performance. The relationship between notation and sound is the focal point of many composer-performer interactions. Examining these interactions in rehearsal, from examples of specific composer-performer collaborations, reveals how the limits of notation can provide creative tension and imaginative interpretation.

Amanda Bayley is Professor of Music at Bath Spa University. She is editor of The Cambridge Companion to Bartók (Cambridge University Press, 2001) and Recorded Music: Performance, Culture, and Technology (Cambridge University Press, 2010) for which she received the Ruth A. Solie Award from the American Musicological Society in 2011. From 2007 to 2009 she led a collaborative research project with the Kreutzer Quartet and Michael Finnissy, one output from which was an interactive, multimedia, software DVD produced with Michael Clarke (University of Huddersfield) in 2011.